The updated snow totals for Hurricane Sandy are shown below this map of snow depth, estimated by satellite:
The map shows 40-50 inches, and it's possible that much snow fell at some of the highest (unpopulated) summits, but as far as measurements, or even estimates from ski resorts, the top amounts are between 2 and 3 feet:
HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS BY STATE: (Spotter Reports):
Mount LeConte, TN: 34.0"
Clayton, WV: 33.0"
Redhouse, MD: 29.0"
Haywood County, NC: 24.0"
Norton, VA: 24.0"
Payne Gap, KY: 14.0"
Champion, PA: 13.0"
Buladean, NC: 8.0"
Bellefontaine, OH: 3.5"
SNOW AMOUNTS AT SKI RESORTS: (May Be Estimated)
Snowshoe, WV: 36"
Wisp, MD: 36"
Seven Springs, PA: 28"
Beech Mountain, NC: 22"
You can read other incredible stats from Hurricane Sandy on yesterday's blog. Here are some examples of photos from West Virginia's snow:
I'll be at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, talking about clouds and storm chasing in Pennsylvania.
The Great Lakes ice coverage is more than twice the highest ever for the week, and it's causing problems. Also, the March climate report lists more cold records.
The Appalachian mountains won the temperature war yesterday, with readings as high as 90 degrees. Record high temperatures were broken across the region.
Dangerous Cyclone Ita is already stronger than devastating Cyclone Yasi's peak and the storm looks similar to Yasi on satellite.
Severe weather has taken center stage in the news and Social Media this week, owing to severe thunderstorms in western Europe, Argentina and the Philippines.
Dropcam has now added time-lapse capability to their cloud recording... your weather camera at home can now do full-day time-lapses.